Say No to New Fracking on Federal Lands
The Bureau of Land Managment (BLM) wants to open up federal land for sales to oil and gas companies. Now is the time to say no to new fracking on federal land.
In 2018, the Trump Administration reignited a proposal to allow drilling and fracking across 1.6 million acres of federal public land and mineral rights in Santa Barbara, Ventura, San Luis Obispo, Kern, and neighboring counties. This proposal would allow for oil and gas companies to submit proposals for new oil and gas extraction in places including Morro Rock in Morro Bay, right next to Los Osos Middle School, and in Carrizo Plain and Los Padres National Forest. You can learn more by clicking here to view the Center for Biological Diversity’s infosheet. You can see which lands are being proposed in this interactive map created by Los Padres Forest Watch:
Now’s the time to take action!!!
The public comment period is now open!
The BLM is seeking public comments on a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) analyzing the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing (aka ‘fracking’) associated with oil and gas development on public lands. The 45-day public comment period begins on April 26 and ends on June 10.
You can submit a public comment with the support of Los Padres Forest Watch: lpfw.org/fracking
May 23, 2019, 6-8PM
Santa Barbara City College
West Campus—Fé Bland Forum
721 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93019